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iOS Evasi0n jailbreak installed on 7m devices in just 4 days

Evasi0n jailbreak sees massive adoption, used on about 7m devices in just 4 days

By: Trace Hagan from Feb 8, 2013 @ 15:33 CST

The Evasi0n jailbreak continues to make tracks in terms of installs. The tool for untethered jailbreaks of nearly every iOS device saw massive downloads and uptake on Monday when it was first released and demand appears to be continuing. As of Thursday night, the jailbreak had been used on approximately seven million devices.


The way this is being tracked is through the alternate app store Cydia. As of Thursday night, the app store had recorded visits from 5.15 million new iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches. Altogether that works out to just about seven million new devices.

While jailbreak statistics for previous tools aren't perfectly recorded, Jay Freeman, author of the Cydia app store, says that Evasi0n has brought "insanely more new traffic" than the release of Absinthe, a jailbreak that worked for some iOS 5 versions and devices.

If you have an iOS device, have you jailbroken it yet? If not, why not?


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